We must be ready to allow ourselves to be interrupted by God…We must not…assume that our schedule is our own to manage, but allow it to be arranged by God. Dietrich Bonhoeffer
Meditation: Are we going on with business as usual? Should we stop and acknowledge the urgency of our times? I heard many wonder: “Do I leave my racist family?” “Do I engage in local activism?” “Do I prepare to travel to the next protest”? I think, each one of us has a different role to play in these urgent times. Why don’t we offer God our schedule? Why don’t we ask God to show us what our role of resisting the demonic will look like? Let us not assume we know our role and contribution at this time in history. We might be wrong. Let us listen, every day, what God wants for each one of us. Let us allow to be interrupted. Let us allow God to speak to us, when our time comes. Let us remain attuned to God’s working behind the scenes. And let us allow to be interrupted and have God call us when the time is right.
Prayer: God, in these times where the demonic has hijacked institutions that are set to keep peace and justice, let us be on alert. Fill us with Your Spirit. Guide us with Your wisdom. Let us be open to be interrupted when our time comes to participate with Your plan to restore Your Kingdom here among us. We pray that You interrupt us and show us what to say, what to do and how to proclaim Your presence among us. We are grateful for Your Spirit that has not abandoned us. Amen
Saul, still breathing threats and murder against the disciples of the Lord…went on his way…and suddenly a light from heaven shone around him…Falling to the ground, he heard a voice saying to him, “Saul, Saul, why are you persecuting me?” And he said, “Who are you, Lord?” And he said, “I am Jesus, whom you are persecuting. But get up and go into the city, where you will be told what you must do.”Acts 9: 1-6